Friday, December 24, 2010

Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

Stars: 6 (Yup, it was so good I had to make up a new number : P)

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him -- secrets about Rigg's own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg's birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent . . . or forfeit control of his destiny

Review:  My six star rating should already tell you a lot, lol. I gave it six because all the other books I rated five stars got blown away by this.
This is like a Harry Potter on crack for sci-fi lovers. Or book-lovers in general : P. I have been wanting to read a good book about time travel. I read the whole book in one sitting. There was always another plot twist that had me saying "Oh, I'll just read this till the next chapter..." and the next, and the next, until there was nothing more left to read.
The book also had me laughing out loud, in various bursts of giggles. The random consequences of their time travel was too cute.
My one and only complaint isn't even book related.  When I first looked at the book, I thought its title was "Orson Scott Card" then I realised it was the authors name. The title is the the very bottom, in tiny writing. I hate when covers have the authors name really big and the title small.

1 comment:

  1. I have added that book to my TBR because of your wonderful review. I read the Ender's game series years ago, and absolutely loved it, so you have convinced me to read Card again!

    Happy Holidays!


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